Miscellaneous government certificates collection, 1853-1938

Overview of the Collection

Miscellaneous government certificates collection
1853-1938 (inclusive)
23 items
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0201Miscgovcert (collection)
The collection includes General Land Office homestead certificates, federal appointment certificates, U.S. Postal Service appointment certificates, National Guard and military certificates, State of Washington certificates, and Normal School diplomas.
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
Telephone: (360) 650-7534
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.


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The collection includes General Land Office homestead certificates, 1884-1892; federal appointment certificates, 1853-1917; U.S. Postal Service appointment certificates, 1874-1938; National Guard and military certificates, 1861-1901; State of Washington certificates, 1901 and 1920; and Normal School diplomas.

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Preferred Citation

Miscellaneous government certificates collection, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

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Acquisition Information

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Subject Terms

  • Administrative agencies--United States--History--Sources
  • Education, Higher--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Homestead law--United States--History--Sources
  • Postal service--United States--History--Sources

Corporate Names

  • United States--General Land Office--History--Sources
  • United States Postal Service--History--Sources
  • United States--National Guard Bureau--History--Sources
  • Washington State Normal School (Bellingham, Wash.)--History--Sources

Geographical Names

  • United States--History--Sources
  • Washington (State)--History--Sources